Now it's lunchtime, where Rebecca tells Elena how intimidated she is, because Elena is so smart and beautiful. Rebecca says she also has Elena's history with Christopher to contend with. "I want us to be friends because then you won't feel like a threat," Rebecca says. "Also, just listening to the way Christopher talks about you made me realize I'd be lucky to be your friend." I really hope this is just the conwoman side of Rebecca coming out. We're only three episodes into the season and the hard sell on Elena is already getting annoying. They talk about Christopher's childhood and how Pam, the only mother he'd ever known, just disappeared one day. After he found out he was adopted, he felt like he had to prove to everyone he could earn the Ewing name.
Rebecca returns home to find Christopher working on his methane project without much luck. Before he can set their whole apartment on fire, a guy shows up at their door. He works for Cliff Barnes and his boss wants to have them over for dinner. Christopher is suspicious of his uncle's request but goes along with it. Once they get over to the hotel where Cliff, for some reason, is renting the whole top floor, they find out that Cliff wants to invest in his project. Christopher turns him down flat, on account of all the bad history between Cliff and the Ewings. Christopher turns to leave in a huff when Cliff calls after him. "You're never gonna be one of them. Don't let them destroy you like they did Pam." You don't want to end up hallucinating an entire TV season.
Ann walks into the stables the next morning to find someone in a little storeroom therein, sorting through boxes of family memorabilia. What an odd and kind of insecure place to store important things. She grabs her rifle, but it's just J.R. "Bullets don't seem to have much effect on me, darlin'," he tells her and her gun. Hee! Crisis averted, they look over a photo album together. It seems that Bobby was Miss Ellie's chosen one while J.R. was Jock's. J.R. muses about all the years he wasted fighting with Bobby and tells Ann it's only right to sell Southfork.
Later, J.R. gives John Ross his mother's old diary. He says it's full of secrets that will help them get Southfork back. "You ready to get your hands dirty?" J.R. asks. John Ross is hesitant, but he's had a taste of those belly rubs and wants more. He sighs. "What do I have to do?"